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Abstract Roller Disco 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c PG13

   
Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Gib Lewis, Charles Cole and Marius Morsted, November 1979
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 1, 2002
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Description 

Approaching Little Hunk's southwest face from the Echo Rock Area one will notice a large flake leaning against the main face, which is where this route is located.

Start off a boulder near the left arete of the flake and climb past two bolts, traverse right midway, and finish up past two more bolts and a bit of a runout to the top. Descend by rapping off anchors on a ledge atop the route. Please note - A 50 meter rope just makes it down from anchors atop a ledge.

While the rock isn't the best Josh has to offer, the moves are good and the position on the flake is unique. Overall, a seldom done but worthy route for those who like J. Tree thin face/slab routes.


Protection 

4 bolts, chain anchor (all bolts are 3/8")



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By Chris Owen
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From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Dec 25, 2003
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

I had all kinds of trouble getting going on this route, probably nerves.

Took a whipper just before clipping the last bolt, momentary lapse of concentration I think.

By Adam Stackhouse
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Feb 20, 2006
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R

Solid at 5.11a

By Shipp
From: laguna beach, ca
Jan 19, 2009
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

First 5.11 in early 80's. Pretty gritty at the time but solid 5.11. I remember the first bolt being a tough clip - about 12" out-of-reach.